Wednesday, January 7th

Today Captain Steve was the one guiding us to the gray whales...all 7 of them on a three hour trip! We also encountered a handful of pacific white sided dolphins, about 3 bottlenose dolphins, and a megapod (over 1000) of common dolphins! We have room on our trips...

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Tuesday, January 6th

Captain Cristin couldn't believe her eyes today. Everywhere she looked, she kept seeing wildlife! It was a fun and wildlife filled day out there aboard the Privateer. We had a total of 17 southbound traveling gray whales, about 500 common dolphins, 50 pacific white...

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Monday, January 5th

The gray whale population has been thriving in recent years, and if what we've been witnessing lately is any indication, that's a trend sure to continue! We've seen more courtship behavior in the last few weeks than we did all last gray whale season! This morning we...

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Sunday, January 4th

We saw another dozen gray whales today! The morning brought three adult whales traveling separately (one juvenile and two large adults). We also saw a small pod of six Pacific white-sided dolphins with yet another calf, but based on the photos, it is a different calf...

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Saturday, January 3rd

The memorable sightings continue! This morning we started the trip with a small pod of eight Pacific white-sided dolphins, including one calf swimming beside mom. We also found four gray whales and had a VERY close look at the last whale, as we had slowed down to...

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Friday, January 2nd

You could have headed for snow in the local mountains and been stuck in a 25-mile traffic jam today, or you could have been on the Privateer on a very calm Pacific Ocean, seeing some really cool gray whales and Pacific White-Sided Dolphins. Seventeen was the magic...

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Thursday, January 1st

Happy New Year! If today is any indication of what's in store for 2015, this could be a year for the record books! In the morning we saw 14 gray whales, and the last whale of the trip ended things in style with three impressive breaches! In the afternoon we found nine...

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Monday, December 29th

Who says 13 isn't a lucky number? We saw 13 gray whales today and they were all fantastic! In the morning we saw six grays, including one that turned toward us as we were quietly observing it and ended up showing its tail quite close to the boat, much to the delight...

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Saturday, December 27th & Sunday, December 28th

Saturday, December 27, 2014: Another eventful day aboard the Privateer! Captain Cristin joyously took all aboard on a trip to remember! We had a total of 16 southbound gray whales today, and about 736 common dolphins between our two trips. It's that time of year!...

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Friday, December 26th

24 gray whales!! Yes that's right folks. We had 24 grays today between both of our trips. It was such an eventful day out on the water today. Captain Cristin definitely did her job today as we were in the middle of the gray whale highway. We even saw a breach...and a...

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Thursday, December 25th

Merry Christmas everyone! We were hoping to spend the day celebrating with whales and dolphins, but the weather had other plans and forced us to cancel. Today was the worst of it, so we hope to see you tomorrow to get back out there looking for wildlife!

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Tuesday, December 23rd & Wednesday, December 24th

Tuesday, December 23rd TWENTY-ONE WHALES in one day!?! Unbelievable. The morning trip saw 10 gray whales migrating south - singles, pairs, and trios. One of the whales in a trio must have heard about our breaching humpback yesterday, because not wanting to be outdone,...

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